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    New Spinner Grind OS

    I hadn't read anything about this fork, but it looks considerably less crappy than most kids' forks. No thru axle like the new $850 Suntour fork, but is that really necessary for someone who weighs 40lbs?

    New Spinner Grind OS-grindi-os-air-20-24.jpg

    Does anyone know anything about how to get one of these? I can't find a list of distributors. Nor can I find spinner from any distributor I know of in the US. Maybe best to contact Lil Shredder or Spawn and ask them?

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    You can find them on ebay.

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    Really? Everything I find with this search looks like the old fork:

    spinner grind in Forks | eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feldybikes View Post
    Really? Everything I find with this search looks like the old fork:

    spinner grind in Forks | eBay
    I thought that was the new fork, sorry.
    So what's the difference with the new version as I'm looking for a less crappy fork as well.

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    I don't know anything about it other than what was in the link above. Just visually it's more in line with a modern fork than then old one. Perhaps it's wrong to assume the function is any better. Judging books by covers and all...

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    Has anybody figured out where to buy the Grind OS air? Cost?

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    Step 1. fill out the form on the spinner website (Contact Kogee Industrial Co.,Ltd - Spinner-USA)
    Step 2. wait to get a reply from Poland (seriously)
    Step 3. pay the dude $110
    Step 4. wait and see if the fork actually arrives (spoiler alert -- it does!)
    Step 5. begin purchasing other pint size parts (I have a 127mm crank set from Spawn in the mail)

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    Nice! I filled out the contact form. I'm going to buy my son the 2016 Commencal Meta HT 24, which has an "Alpha" fork. I talked with the guy from Commencal, and it's just a spinner coil fork, which weighs 6.3 lbs. The air fork is more like 4 lbs. If it's really only $110 for a 24" air fork I'll jump on that ASAP.

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    Just got my son a Rocky MT Vertex 20" and it has this fork. Not sure how much/little air I can put into it. also has a lot of stiction, hopefully that will ease up after he brakes it in. Anyone find a service manual for it?
    Don't argue with idiots...they will take you down to their level and beat you with experience

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    Anyone actually try this out yet? My son is finally good enough to get him a better fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swissam View Post
    Anyone actually try this out yet? My son is finally good enough to get him a better fork.
    I just successfully did this last month, item arrived perfectly, but its still in plastic and not yet installed. I emailed Poland Distribution directly at:

    Łukasz Nowak <lukasz.nowak@bluepill.pl>

    Lukasz was very easy to deal with by email and would respond within a day - he quoted me $135 USD for at 24" air fork with v-brake bosses that I needed to upgrade a craigslist 2012 Trek MT240 I had picked up.

    Email him for availability, when I first contacted him earlier in the year, there was a wait for their shipment container to show up in April, and when I followed up in May he indicated he had "black" only in stock.

    Paid on 5/18 with paypal based on their sent invoice, received international shipping notice on 5/19 - it was held up in customs in New York for a few days and received it on 5/26 per the tracking number. I seem to recall it taking a few days longer though.

    I only made a visual check of the fork when it was received, it was well-packaged and looks good to go.

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    The fork mostly works fine though only gets about half of the travel. Elsewhere there's a thread about increasing the travel on the non-OS version which involves taking out/trimming down the top out spring. I've not done this because the bolt on the damper side just spins. There are techniques to do this, but I haven't bothered yet.

    BTW, for a <50 pound rider I've got very little PSI in the fork. Like it barely registers on the shock pump gauge.

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